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Last Day for Cookie Bar NYC Pop-Up Store

10 Feb

If you haven’t stopped by yet, there’s still an hour left to check out Dorie Greenspan’s pop-up Cookie Bar. Today is the last day and they’re open until 6pm.

Yesterday I swung by, met Dorie and Josh, and picked up some Sesame Sea Salt cookies, Blondies, Jammers, and Crash-Os. My favorite are the blondies although I’d prefer them without nuts. If you’re in Midtown East, be sure to swing by before they close – or are sold out! Check them out on Twitter to see what’s already 86’d. But if you do miss it, you can always order online .

The thing I love about Dorie is she takes such pride in everything she does. These aren’t just cookies, they’re artisanally crafted delicacies, using the highest quality ingredients including Valrhona chocolate. They’re baked in small batches to ensure premium quality control. Sure I try not to eat sweets in mass quantities daily, but I do enjoy a treat in small quantities when the urge arises. Whether it’s a small cookie, or a piece of the best quality chocolate, as long as I’m  indulging in top-notch, wholesome ingredients, with no artificial additives or preservatives, I take pleasure in enjoying every bite.

Happy Cookie Hunting!

Cookie Bar NYC Pop-Up at Mizu 505 Park Ave (btwn 59/60th)

Josh hard at work

Brown Sugar & Spice Jammers

Crash-O (oatmeal cookie)

The Big, Fat, Blondie

Sesame Sea Salt

Cookie Bar NYC Pop-Up Location

Mizu, 505 Park Avenue, between 59/60th streets

Raw Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons

23 Jun

I rarely venture above 23rd street, so when I had to go to the Upper East Side the other day, I made a few stops along the way. First on my hit list? Candle Cafe!! I didn’t have time to indulge in a full-fledged meal, but I got the Green Goddess juice which boosted my spirits. (I’m sure this guy would appreciate looking like he’s scratching his butt in the picture below. He’s actually just putting his wallet in his pocket, but my version is funnier).

Candle Cafe NYC

Look how vibrant and beautifully green the juice is!!

Green Goddess Juice at Candle Cafe. Mixed Greens, Apple, Lemon, and Ginger.

I swung by Beanocchio for a soy latte and couldn’t resist these delicious coconut macaroons.

Raw Almond Vegan Macaroons at Beanocchio

And they’re even heart-shaped (-ish)! So cute.

Raw Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons at Beanocchio

They were sweet, but not cloying, and held together perfectly. I love raw cookies and bars because I don’t feel gross after I eat them. They aren’t packed with processed sugars and artificial ingredients that can send your body into a frenzy. Plus, raw desserts are filling and satisfying. They’re typically high in protein, good fats, and fiber, which means I don’t get the urge to binge on 50 of them. It’s not about the calories, it’s about the quality of the ingredients.

I took a stab at making my own raw vegan macaroons. Next time, I think I’ll try chocolate covered ones. Mmmmmmmm.

Raw Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup almonds (soaked for 1 hour)

1/2 cup toasted unsweetened, low-fat organic coconut

1/2 cup unsweetened, low-fat, organic coconut

1/4 cup agave

Directions:

1. Soak the almonds. Drain, disposing of liquid. Reserve almonds.

2. Toast coconut in a small saute pan over low heat.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

4. Put all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground and begins to hold together.

5. Using a tablespoon, scoop mounds of the mixture and place onto prepared baking sheet. Note: when scooping, be sure to press mixture into the tablespoon to ensure it forms a mound and holds together. If the mixture is sticking in the spoon, have a cup of hot water to dip the spoon into between scoops.

6. Refrigerate for one hour. These little mounds of joy were soft but held together, even when bitten into. They tasted even better on the second day.

7. Eat!!

Raw Vegan Coconut Almond Macaroons

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